Flowers is being held without bail in the Alexander County Detention Center.
A source tells TGOM that Sprinkle's wife, Sylvia, had recently completed a stint in rehab for meth addiction. It is unknown at this time if this is connected in any way with Sprinkle's murder, but if there are drugs involved, I can't help but think it is. I do hope the police are investigating this angle.
Update from the Hickory Daily Record:
Flowers' criminal background dates back to 1975, according to the N.C. Department of Correction. Some of his felony convictions include possession of stolen goods, rape, kidnapping and escaping prison.